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  • Did James Bond gadgets predict the future?

    June 5, 2017 By Cate Lawrence

    The death of Sir Roger Moore this last week has got us here at nexpaq thinking about all things James Bond. The films are renowned for bizarre but entertaining plots like the storyline of A View to a Kill (1985)  about a microchip capable of withstanding a nuclear electromagnetic pulse that could otherwise destroy a normal chip, created by a tech film that working to create an earthquake to obliterate Silicon Valley. Sir Roger Moore played secret agent James Bond... View Article

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    New Module Development Alert: The Temperature, Humidity & Altitude Module By Radcon

    May 10, 2017 By Cate Lawrence

    Radcon.io is a leading hardware design firm specializing in connected technology (IoT). Based in the world’s hardware hub, Shenzhen, they provide a full suite of services that transform concepts into real-world products.  They bridge the gap between electronic design and functionality, with services ranging from digital/analog circuit and multi-layer PCB design, to IoT and wearable design. They also provide engineering and manufacturing support with projects optimized from the start to protect against setbacks through product evaluation and verification and certification... View Article

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    Progress at nexpaq

    May 1, 2017

    Over the last few months, our phonepaq and batpaq units have been going through extensive environmental testing with a number of issues identified and corrected. We have improved many aspects of the plastic injection tooling to increase the manufacturing yield. There has also been firmware improvements in the modules and gateways for stability and functionality. A lot of our progress has been in response to beta testing. As part of the MakeMIT Hackathon at MIT, nexpaq signed up 60 beta... View Article

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    New Module Development Alert: The Dual Sim Card Module By Qutiger

    April 7, 2017 By Cate Lawrence

    Qutiger is a Shenzhen based hardware company that makes a diverse range of connected products including smart thermometers, keyboards, game pads and dual sims. We are collaborating with them to produce a dual sim module. The dual sim will be a micro sim that is compatible with iOS and Android phones. Dual SIM cards allow separate numbers for personal and business calls on the same handset making it a great convenience for those that really want to separate business and... View Article

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    Why the Future of Health is Remote and Modular

    March 17, 2017 By Cate Lawrence

    Every year medical devices increase in capability due to developments in biotech, robotics and connected devices. Simultaneously the patient experience is changing: health consumers are by and large tech literate, mobile and accustomed to the on-demand services and information and possess similar expectations of medical services. Remote medicine and telemedicine are becoming more standard as health providers and insurers begin to solidify their support behind telemedicine, in particular the financial benefits to both sectors. In conjunction  we see the development... View Article

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    New Module Development Alert: The Remote Control Module By Radcon

    March 10, 2017 By Cate Lawrence

    Radcon.io is  a leading hardware design firm specializing in connected technology (IoT). Based in the world’s hardware hub, Shenzhen, they provide a full suite of services that transform concepts into real-world products.  They bridge the gap between electronic design and functionality, with services ranging from digital/analog circuit and multi-layer PCB design, to IoT and wearable design. They also provide engineering and manufacturing support with projects optimized from the start to protect against setbacks through product evaluation and verification and certification... View Article

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    Mini Series Part 3: The Alcohol Module

    February 6, 2017

    In an era of biotechnology, more and more people are using sensor technology as a means to understand their physiology. From wearable gadgets to sleep trackers, we are delving into the notion of the quantified self, with the view to understand our functional self and how to best improve our physical and mental health. The alcohol sensor module is an important tool to understand the impact of alcohol on the body. It’s worth stating, the device shouldn’t be utilised to... View Article

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    Mini Series Part 2: The Temperature & Humidity Module

    January 24, 2017

    We rely on accurate, real time accounts of the weather on a daily basis and the most common measurement is temperature. From determining whether to go for a picnic or what clothing to wear that day we make on decisions on the temperature of the day. Humidity sensors can also be used as a monitoring and preventive measure for people with illnesses that are affected by humidity such as migraines and respiratory conditions. A humidity sensor (or hygrometer) senses, measures... View Article

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    10 modular designs taking over the world

    January 23, 2017 By Cate Lawrence

    Here at nexpaq we’re big fans of all things modular. Modular products are by virtue scalable, flexible, and economical, particularly in terms of economics and environmental footprint in regard to reducing the need for replacing entire products when all but one module are functioning. Intrinsic to the modular aesthetic is a nexus between standardization and customization.  Is a concept that extends to the design of technology, architecture, toys and fashion. Here’s some of our favourite examples: * Modular computers The... View Article

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    You Are the Avatar: The New Era of RPG’s

    November 15, 2016 By Cate Lawrence

    Massive multiplayer online role playing games (MMORPG) bring computer gaming into the virtual world. Think characters that coexist in a world of their choosing (typically embracing all or facets of space, science fiction, fantasy and historical fiction). It’s a form of gaming that distinguishes itself from standard RPG as the characters continue to evolve even when you are offline and away from the game. Some well known examples include World of Warcraft and Final Fantastic XXIV. What these games all... View Article

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